Turin store busted for gambling machines

by Wes Mayer

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Four video gaming gambling machines were seized from inside the Quick Stop convenience store. 


Authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office seized four electronic gambling machines Wednesday morning after they busted a Turin convenience store for commercial gambling.

Around 9:15 a.m., investigators served a search warrant of the Quick Stop convenience store on the 4000-block of East Highway 16, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. Inside, they found and seized four video game gambling machines and a couple hundred dollars, Yarbrough said.

According to Yarbrough, prior to the search, an investigator with the sheriff’s office went undercover and gambled on the machines inside the store.

After winning, the investigator was able to receive a payout in cash from the store’s clerk. This clerk was not in the store during the search, Yarbrough said, and warrants are now pending for her arrest.

Under Georgia law, video machine winnings can only be used for store credit.



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